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Seattle officials call for ban on
´potentially offensive´ language

FoxNews.com, by Staff

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Posted By:sliver of truth, 8/2/2013 8:45:35 AM

Government workers in the city of Seattle have been advised that the terms "citizen" and "brown bag" are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions. KOMO-TV reports that the city´s Office of Civil Rights instructed city workers in a recent internal memo to avoid using the words because some may find them offensive. "Luckily, we´ve got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo obtained by the station. "For ´citizens,´ how about ´residents?´"

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I have never, ever, in all my 54 years on God´s green earth, ever heard someone use the term "brown bag" for anything other than lunch being toted in a brown paper bag. Insanity.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 8/2/2013 8:50:11 AM     (No. 9454432)

Why not just give the Thought Police proper uniforms? They´ve already been commissioned.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: John Moses Browning, 8/2/2013 9:06:20 AM     (No. 9454465)

Mr. Elliott Bronstein should be immediately fired for terminal stupidity, but will probably get a raise.
Mr. Elliott Bronstein and people like him are a big part of the reason the country is falling apart.
And we do nothing to get people like him out of positions of authority.
Anybody awake in Seattle to publicly shame this fool?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Refried, 8/2/2013 9:09:23 AM     (No. 9454471)

Gotta be something in the air in Seattle.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rather Read, 8/2/2013 9:16:06 AM     (No. 9454483)

Please tell me this is not real.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pindarjr, 8/2/2013 9:24:54 AM     (No. 9454505)

Government workers in the city of Seattle have also been advised that the term "truth" may no longer be used in official documents and discussions since it offends Democrats.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 8/2/2013 9:29:11 AM     (No. 9454514)

I suppose they don´t teach the First Amendment up there in Liberal Land.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dwa, 8/2/2013 9:32:57 AM     (No. 9454523)

The idiocy of Liberals/Democrats knows no bounds

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/2/2013 9:33:33 AM     (No. 9454525)

Dumbkoffs !
"potentially offensive´ language"
I suppose any word could be potentially offensive if the commie masters decide it is. I was always against "hate" crimes because no one can get inside someone else´s head. A crime is a crime.
However, this is giving the commies a blank check to write whatever they want.
Everyone has freedom of speech, everyone has the "right" to be offended.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jalo1951, 8/2/2013 9:42:45 AM     (No. 9454541)

This borders on the precious and the insane.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Shells, 8/2/2013 9:46:51 AM     (No. 9454551)

If I lived in Seattle I would walk around all day screaming, ´citizen´ and ´brown bag.´

I would plant myself at the door of Bronstein´s office and yammer those words, non stop.

Right smack in his ridiculous, self righteous face.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Salt5792, 8/2/2013 9:48:04 AM     (No. 9454553)

Vocabulary discipline, just like in "1984".

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/2/2013 9:53:42 AM     (No. 9454569)

It´s called terminal liberal stupidity #4, and there is no cure. This is a city that put its citizens in danger a couple of winters ago by refusing to use de-icing products on their streets.

People that lived on some of the steeper hilly neighborhoods were SOL when it came to needing police or ambulances. Even with chains, they had a hard time getting up some of the hills.

This is a group of liberal idiots who put the supposed welfare of fish over people and they will never, ever change.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/2/2013 9:58:07 AM     (No. 9454581)

"Citizen" is offensive, but "Comrade" is still OK.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/2/2013 10:01:37 AM     (No. 9454587)

This is insane.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: fishbone, 8/2/2013 10:06:51 AM     (No. 9454600)

Actually, equating citizen with resident makes liberal sense. This is the way the Kenyan resident in the WH would become a citizen of the US. ;-)

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Reply 16 - Posted by: right-turn, 8/2/2013 10:07:53 AM     (No. 9454604)

I am a citizen of the United States of America. Someone tell that idiot .... and I don´t mean to offend idiots .. I am proud to be a citizen even if he is not!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/2/2013 10:08:06 AM     (No. 9454605)

Maybe Seattle should just declare grunting to communicate and ban the entire American English language. Start from scratch with the communication process.
I really believe there are two Americas and that one day some cities will be off limits for sane, truth seeking, conservative, anti-big government type people. The liberals can have all the stupid nanny states and overtax it´s populations and control speech while banning guns.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/2/2013 10:12:57 AM     (No. 9454621)

Does Bloomingdale´s have any stores in Seattle?

They sell some totes with the words "little brown bag" on the front in fairly large letters.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tnorling, 8/2/2013 10:14:25 AM     (No. 9454624)

Pathetic. For the first time in my life I´m ashamed to be a citizen of the U.S. with fellow citizens like Doofus Bronstein.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 8/2/2013 10:19:33 AM     (No. 9454633)

Elliott Bronstein is one creepy-ath cracka

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Observer177, 8/2/2013 10:25:35 AM     (No. 9454649)

Hopefully this Commissar from the Ministry of Truth will get his new high-peaked hat (an asshat for sure),long, black leather coat, and jackboots soon.

Really, I can´t think of anything more designed to turn people with an ounce of common sense off having anything to do with Seattle, much less considering moving to or doing business there, and God help any
children supposedly "educated" in ther schools.

If there is a bright side to all this, perhaps his statements will serve as a not so silent "dog whistle," beckoning all with similar ideas to settle in Seattle, and thus rid all of the other more sane parts of the U.S. of their presence and their ideas.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: xiphos, 8/2/2013 10:44:13 AM     (No. 9454707)

I´d like t know the species of insect that ´resides´ between the ears of our elected officials. Can´t be living on grey matter.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: FLCracker, 8/2/2013 10:57:39 AM     (No. 9454745)

They filmed this in Seattle, right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVYArjS-Ee0

Sandra Bullock and Sylvester Stallone

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Tessie, 8/2/2013 10:58:08 AM     (No. 9454749)

Having just finished reading ´1984´ this article creeps me out. Anyone who does not believe that the negative utopia of Big Brother isn´t here is fooling themselves.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 8/2/2013 11:43:09 AM     (No. 9454858)

Michael Savage is right.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 8/2/2013 11:51:47 AM     (No. 9454868)

I propose we offer a trade to Canada, they get the Seattle area in exchange for Toronto. Or a bag of maple cronuts.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: badrad, 8/2/2013 12:30:37 PM     (No. 9454958)

"My Country t´was of thee, sweet land...(and liberty) for you I mourn..."

And the "potentially offensive" language will be decided by pop culture or IOW what the propagandized sheeple swallow and wallow in?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Marzon, 8/2/2013 12:31:17 PM     (No. 9454962)

What are they going to do the poor soul whose "sack lunch" contains "crackers"?

This is just sad....

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 8/2/2013 1:51:21 PM     (No. 9455138)

This ban leaves a niggardly list of appropriate terms.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: John Moses Browning, 8/2/2013 6:28:05 PM     (No. 9455550)

I found a photo of Elliott. He is exactly as you would expect.
https://plus.google.com/101640932100268805354/posts

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Mickturn, 8/2/2013 10:27:20 PM     (No. 9455778)

Eat your own stuff, how does that work for you?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Trust No One, 8/2/2013 11:36:24 PM     (No. 9455834)

Okay, Mr. Dumbsein better be adding "parchment paper" to that list because that term can be construed to mean people lacking in pigmentation of their skin.

In other words, WHITE PEOPLE!

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